Sensational general use fruits have a rich heirloom flavor and a deep red color inside and out. If it’s hard for you to wait for ordinary tomatoes to ripen try these. In less than 8 weeks they’re ready to enjoy…
Known and beloved by Italians as “Costata Romanesco” this Italian heirloom offers up a distinctive nutty flavor. The 6-8″ medium-green fruits have pale green ribs and flecks. The prominent ribs create star-shaped slices which are lovely sauteed or roasted.
A bright red pear-shaped heirloom with an American pedigree that goes back to Colonial times. Attractive and tasty the 1-2″ long fruits are delicious in salads or roasted in the oven. Indeterminate.
Green Zebra is actually the result of four heirlooms bred together. Whatever it’s a beauty with exquisite emerald green skin dark green vertical stripes and gently flavorful green flesh. Ready to be eaten fresh or canned and enjoyed year-round. High-yielding
Crisp and tender with a sweet flavor. Large deeply lobed green leaves. Slow to bolt non-heading. All-America Selections winner. Ready 45 days after sowing. GARDEN HINTS: Lettuce grows best in cool weather. Thinnings make delicious extra-early salads. Make successive plantings
Cook’s Garden Favorite. This quality Danish strain is the earliest of the arugulas to mature in our salad garden. The deep green serrated leaves show good disease tolerance and even though they mature early do not stretch or bolt with
This old German heirloom boasts many clusters of 6 to 12 cherry tomato all summer long. It’s indeterminate crack resistant and very prolific. Proven tops for performance flavor and wide adaptability.
Bred right here Burpee’s Jubilee is the outstanding result of a stabilized six-generation selection from a cross between Tangerine and Rutgers tomatoes. Jubilee was an All-America Selections winner in 1943 and you can taste and see why. Up to 3″
HEIRLOOM. The Ammi blossom is a pure white and makes a striking flower that is domed on top rather than flat. Excellent for cutting.
HEIRLOOM. With or without support White Half runner yields an early heavy crop of tender green pods 4 1/2″ long with white seeds and sweet flavor. One 2 oz. seed packet will sow a row of about 20 ft. Our
This versatile native American wildflower (also known as California Blue Bells) is perfect in beds and containers or as an annual groundcover. Growing only 6″ tall with a spread to 12″ nemophila often overwinters in mild climates (zone 7 and
HEIRLOOM. Brilliant red seed heads dangle like shimmering ruby necklaces from the tops of sturdy 3-5 ft. plants. With long-lasting color they’re great in arrangements fresh-cut or dried. Amaranthus needs heat and a long season. Start in containers and set
Native to Southeast Asia basil has been used in cooking and for fragrances for centuries. Brought to Europe in the Middle Ages it thrived in the Mediterranean region as well as around the Caspian and Black Seas. Burpee first offered
This tall very striking heirloom is a favorite in many cottage gardens. Stiff stems with open airy sprays of tiny violet-blue clusters and only a few leaves making this an excellent companion for many annuals. Very long blooming 3-4′ tall.
HEIRLOOM. An attention-getter in the border. Stems are arrayed with spectacular green bell-shaped bracts that are straw- colored when dried. Grows best in full sun to partial shade in well-drained soil.
This medium-sized very dark maroon beefsteak with wonderfully rich flavor originated in Crimea a peninsula in the Black Sea with perfect “tomato summers”. Extremely tasty.
Brandywine which dates back to 1885 is the heirloom tomato standard. One taste and you’ll be enchanted by its superb flavor and luscious shade of red-pink. The large beefsteak-shaped fruits grow on unusually upright potato-leaved plants. The fruits set one
This variety made yellow sweet corn popular. When Burpee introduced it in 1902 people only wanted white corn white signified refinement and quality. It was created by a skilled gardener in Greenfield Massachusetts who loved to have the earliest corn
If you haven’t tried celeriac wait no longer. This pale green edible root sporting a curly headdress of green leaves is a celery family member sharing celery’s clean bright flavor. This hardy root adds pizzazz to soups and salads and
HEIRLOOM. A color breakthrough! When we introduced this savory golden beet in the 1940s it won over gardeners who wanted a beet with a sweeter milder flavor. Others just loved the inviting gold color. Globes reach 2″ across.